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Table 3 Hospitalized patients admitted to the ICU versus not admitted to the ICU after trauma, with hospital course complications by type a, National Trauma Data Bank, 2013*

From: Complications and in-hospital mortality in trauma patients treated in intensive care units in the United States, 2013

  Admitted to ICU, weighted frequency (%) Not Admitted to ICU, weighted frequency (%)
Acute Kidney Injury 20,593 (2.0) 3192 (0.3)
ARDS 45,280 (4.4) 1570 (0.1)
Cardiac Arrest 21,145 (2.1) 4559 (0.4)
Cerebrovascular Accident 21,504 (2.1) 22,046 (2.1)
Decubitus Ulcer 23,160 (2.3) 1390 (0.1)
Deep Vein Thrombosis 43,283 (4.2) 4155 (0.4)
Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal 23,061 (2.2) 7291 (0.7)
Myocardial Infarction 5771 (0.6) 994 (0.1)
Pneumonia 112,221 (10.9) 6300 (0.6)
Pulmonary Embolism 12,759 (1.2) 1968 (0.2)
Unplanned Intubation 25,586 (2.5) 267 (0.0)
Urinary Tract Infection 48,695 (4.7) 10,587 (0.9)
Sepsis 15,476 (1.5) 478 (0.0)
Total 232,618 (22.6) 30,350 (2.8)
  1. ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
  2. *Differences between those admitted to ICU and those not admitted to ICU different in all categories, significant at p < 0.001
  3. aPatients may have developed more than one complication